At New Lives Animal Rescue all of our animals are housed into foster homes until they are adopted to their new families~
What does a foster home do?A foster home temporarily welcomes one of our animals into their home and family until the animal is adopted.
How do I become a foster carer for New Lives Rescue?
To join our foster team you need to have the time, space and commitment to caring for a rescue animal. For dogs/puppies you will need a fully fenced, secure and safe property to keep the dog safely contained in, we also ask that our dogs/puppies are allowed inside the house and allowed to sleep indoors at night. To foster cats/kittens, usually a spare room inside the house where they can be safely contained and cared for is most suitable.
What types of animals need fostering?
Dogs, Puppies, Cats or Kittens (and occasionally we need fosterers for other species such as horses and goats!) You get to select which species you would like to foster, you can then opt as to whether you prefer an older or younger animal, small or large breed etc. Then when an animal comes in that is suited to your home we will give you a call to see if you are available.
How long do animals need fostering for?
Depends on the individual animal! some will only need a short stay of up to a week, where others could be a few weeks and other cases may take a few months. We sometimes need emergency foster homes that can take care of our animals at short notice for a few days or weekend until a more permanent foster home is found.
Does it cost to foster?
Until the animal has been adopted all expenses are covered by New Lives Animal Rescue. We provide food, bedding, collars, leads, kitty litter and veterinary care.
Whats expected of a foster family?
You need to be committed to providing a safe, happy and healthy environment for our animals, mostly all our animals just want some much needed love and attention.